Finnegan Henderson
3.9 of 5 11 reviews
www.finnegan.com Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Feb 6, 2014

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Douglas B. Henderson

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to punch your ticket.

    Associate (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsWorld class firm doing interesting, newsworthy work.
    Opportunities for new litigators to quickly rise out of the doc review ghetto.
    Access to information about fascinating new technologies.
    Generally fun group of people.

    ConsPressure to bill is subtle but soul sucking, and ultimately people that merely meet their billing goals don't move up.
    Support staff report (ultimately) to a support manager, rather than directly to attorneys, so the attorney-admin team doesn't always function well.

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    It was a great place to work for many years but not any longer

    Legal Secretary (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThe people are nice to work with.

    ConsToo many attorneys per secretary (9 on 1 in some cases)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Burnout is common in support staff.

    Support Staff (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThe pay is decent, but after several years, the raises started getting smaller and smaller.

    ConsSupport staff are either fired or quit and their jobs are not replaced. Everyone else is left working overtime. Morale is going downhill. Even if you show you have skills, if you good in one department, you are stuck there forever. No room for advancement. In fact, management encourages you to stay stuck.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more staff and increase morale. Support staff is secondary to the attorneys, but the attorneys wouldn't be there without the staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ProsThe employees are wonderful to work with and it was a terrific place to work for many years. The benefits were really good and there were a lot of employee programs.

    ConsThe culture has changed and it is now a sweat shop. The health insurance is one of the worst I have seen.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work. Friendly atmosphere.

    Staff Member (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsGreat communication between management and staff. Very supportive and positive atmosphere for work and growth. There is a mutual respect for work down coming from the top eschelon to the bottom. Work is appreciated on all levels.

    ConsThere really aren't any cons to working at Finnegan. It would be nice to have a of travel budget for educational opportunities for staff members.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRelax the work from home rules to accomodate occaisional special circumstances for staff members.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Summer Associate (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGreat place to work for. Intense learning and rapid growth. After 2 or 3 years you will become very marketable elsewhere.

    ConsLong hours. But this is hardly a bad thing in this economy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Prosgreat benefits, good salary, good life/work balance

    ConsFinnegan is a nice place to work. So nice in fact, that they have great difficulty in letting people go who are need to go.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A work heavy environment with little room for growth or appreciation

    Litigation Clerk (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsOvertime pay compensates the litigation staff department for their handwork, weekend, and evening work.

    ConsLack of sharing of information or care for the young go-getters doing the work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsExcellent Benefits, excellent people, excellent everything.

    ConsLong hours at times. Unrealistic deadlines.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    IT Specialist (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsAs an Information Technology staff person the best reasons are pay, benefits and working environment. Management is not obtrusive as long as your areas of responsibility are taken care of. Working environment is professional and easy going. If there's a tool you feel would make your job more productive, getting the approval to purchase it is a simple matter of making the case to your direct supervisor. The information technology infrastructure is first rate with yearly updates to workstations, servers and applications software. Overall, the Firm consists of a very diverse workforce from all corners of the globe and all levels of education.

    ConsLong hours, and a long commute as the office is located in the core of downtown Washington DC.

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    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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